July 14th, 15th, and 16th
It was too hot to get more than a moderate amount of work done this weekend. I organized Tina’s office, cleaned up and organized the warehouse, wrote a few thousand words of Lucha Libre Hero (my next project for Hero Games), and tinkered yet again on the jeep. This produced the rather predictable result of nothing, even when the mad Dr. Frankenstein creator of the jeep himself showed up to help me work on it. Near as Frank (my father in law) and I can tell the jeep’s electrical system is – to use a technical term – screwed. I’m going to replace the coil next trip and see what happens but I’m not terribly optimistic. If I have to learn the arcane mystery known as “setting the points” I may run screaming from the workshop once and for all. Which is a shame, as I really, really want to get the damn thing running so I can concentrate on other tasks. I need to move on to getting the ranch house up to code for an inspection, then building a nice big porch for it so I can landscape us a front yard.
Ah, well: bitch, bitch, bitch.
On a happy/sad note Tina and two of her cousins arrived to just in time for me to leave on Sunday. She had a major book shipment to take care of on Monday and Tuesday, while I had to get back to work on Monday for various reasons. This has gotten to be a regrettable pattern over the last few months: we are both coming out here but consistently at different times due to work considerations. This will end in the next few months but it’s a drag while it lasts.